VINTAGE AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Tribal Portraits

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Terms and Conditions The condition of all photographs has been described; all items in this catalogue are guaranteed to be complete and in good condition unless otherwise stated. All items are offered for sale under the antiquarian retailers margin scheme, except for books and photographic albums which are zero rated forVAT purposes. Invoices will be rendered in £ sterling. The title of goods does not pass to the purchaser until the invoice has been paid in full. Please note images reproduced in this catalogue are not to scale. To enquire after any item in this catalogue please contact Roland Belgrave: roland@shapero.com vat number G.B. 466 5294 16 NB: The illustrations are not equally scaled. Exact dimensions will be provided on request. Photographs Front Cover - Item 17. RODGER, George. The Nubas of Kordofan, Southern Sudan. Back Cover - Item 109. SIDIBE, Malick. ‘Yokoro’.

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Item 15. RODGER, George. Dinka Boys.

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VINTAGE AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

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Introduction

Tribal Portraits is a celebration of African culture and its peoples captured by western and African photographers. Most of the photographs in the exhibition are very rare: some have not been on the open market for decades, while others are possibly unique. This is also, as far as we are aware, the first selling show devoted to the history of photography in Africa by western and African photographers covering the last one-hundred and fifty years. Examples of iconic images by renowned

photographers include

Irving Penn’s Dahomey

Girls (Item 103), George Rodger’s Dinkas (Item 15), Leni Riefenstahl‘s Nuba series (Item 18) and Casimir Zagourski’s Congo (Item 5). These vintage photographic portraits are juxtaposed with contemporary African photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keita. In addition to these famous names are the works of Hugo Bernatzik and Pierre Verger both of whom took some of the most important and beautiful photographs of Africa during the midtwentieth century. Exhibiting vintage and contemporary prints by western and African photographers is an ambitious concept. Tribal Portraits is about showing this body of photographic portraiture as art. Photographs taken in 1856 by Felix Moulin and others from the early nineteenth century were intended as historical and documentary images. They have survived decades and shown in this new and exciting context, next to twentieth century and contemporary imagery from the African Continent, they survive as works of art.

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1. ALLEGRET, Marc. Sara woman, Chad. [c.1927]. Silver gelatin print, fair tonal range and good condition. Dimensions: 230 by 160 mm (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 78738

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2. ALLEGRET, Mark. Sara woman, Chad. [c.1927]. Silver gelatin print, fair tonal range and good condition. Dimensions: 230 by 160 mm (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 75591

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3. [Photographer unknown]. Head study, Uganda. Tete d’Outu Mer. 16 May 1925. Silver gelatin print. J Lou Kouba, Jardin d’Acclimatation du Bois de Boulogne written in manuscript on verso. Dimensions: 225 by 190mm. (9 by 7.5 inches).
ref: 78482

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4. RODGER, George. The Acholi tribe, Uganda. [c.1950]. Four silver gelatin prints. Stamped, numbered and titled on verso, excellent tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 295 by 200 mm ( 11.5 by 8 inches). Rodger’s ‘The Acholi tribe in Uganda’ is an exceptional series of four photographs displaying the traditional Bwola dance. One of the four has an explanatory caption on the back of the photograph: ‘In the dance it symbolises a continuous, unchanging element in the lives of the people - their ancient traditions and tribal lore’.
ref: 75596

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5. ZAGOURSKI, Casimir. L’Afrique qui Disparait. [c.1930]. Twenty-two silver gelatin prints, postcard size. Very good tonal range and in good condition. This collection consists of postcards made from photographs taken by Casimir Zagourski in Africa between 1924 and 1941, which formed a part of his overal project, “L’Afrique Qui Disparait” (Disappearing Africa). The photos are set in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly known as the Belgian Congo), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Chad, Kenya, Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Congo-Brazzaville. The postcards depict a variety of aspects of everyday life in these different settings. Casimir Zagourski, of Polish parentage, was born in the Ukraine in 1880. After a military career in the Russian air force and the Polish army, he left Eastern Europe and moved to Africa in 1924, settling in Leopoldville, now Kinshasa, Congo, where he began his career as a photographer. During the next seventeen years, until his death in 1941, Zagourski traveled around Central Africa photographing its people, places, and local traditions. At the same time, he established and maintained a store in Leopoldville to sell these images as postcards and large prints. He also exhibited his work at the Paris World’s Fair in 1937.
ref: 77636

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6. ZAGOURSKI, Casimir. Ya-Coma Dancer, Belgian Congo. [c.1930] Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condtion. Dimensions: 390 by 280 mm (15.5 by 11inches).
ref: 74908

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7. [Photographer unknown]. Somali warrior, Ethiopia. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original mount, title in manuscript below. Dimensions: 208 by 203mm. (11 by 9 inches).
ref: 65193

£650

8. [Photographer unknown]. Somali warriors, Ethiopia. [c.1870]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, pasted on original card. Dimensions: 175 by 135mm. (7 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 65671

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9. [Photographer unknown]. Portrait study, East Africa. [c.1875]. Albumen print, oval shaped. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 190 by 140 mm. (7.5 by 5.5 inches). A studio portrait of three girls from Ethiopia or Sudan, two seated, one standing. A beautiful composition, in very good condition. Single images from this period which show such an unusual informal grouping of the subjects are rare.
ref: 75187

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10. BUCHTA, R[ichard]. A Zande Binza, (witchdoctor) Southern Sudan. [c.1879]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original card, photographers credit and title in negative, another title in German manuscript. Dimensions: 195 by 140mm. (8 by 5.5 inches). A full length portrait of a Zande Binza or witchdoctor standing beside a hut, wearing rattles, skins, medicines and other attire. Buchta made an excursion to the groups west of the Nile in 1879 setting out from Juba on 7th July and returning there on 26th August.
ref: 66561

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11. SEBAH, Pascal. Sudanese woman. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in excellent condition. Signed, titled and numbered in negative. Dimensions: 270 by 200 mm (10.5 by 8 inches).
ref: 74968

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12. [Photographer unknown]. Sudanese men. [c.1870]. Albumen print. Good rich tones and in good condition. Photographer’s title and number in negative. Dimensions: 260 by 205mm. (10 by 8 inches).
ref: 60037

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13. VOSSION, Louis. Bongo tribe, Sudan. [c.1882]. Three albumen prints. Fair tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original card, captions in manuscript. Dimensions: 155 by 110mm. (6.5 by 4.5 inches). Louis Vossion, 1877-1955, a French diplomat who undertook postings to Sudan, Pacific, India. His interest in photography is suggested to be both personal, and professional in its reflection of diplomatic duties in remote areas. These three photographs are a series taken in the same location in Khartoum, Sudan. The larger image shows a portrait of a girl from the Bongo ethnic group. The Bongo were one of the smaller groups of the White Nile region. The girl photographed is part of an ancient dance troupe, which had performed after the main meal with important members of the tribe. She is pictured wearing frayed leather garments and an amulet hung on a long, leather cord around her neck. Bottom left shows a portrait of Fadl-el- Kerim, an Arab woman and Aicha, a woman from the mountains of Djebel. They are part of the Nouba ethnic group, consisting of different peoples inhabiting the south of Sudan’s Kordofan province. The image in the bottom right shows a group of five woman of varied ethnicity, who were slaves belonging to Ibrahim Effendi Khalil, leader of the Copte colony of Khartoum.
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14. RODGER, George. Napore hunters, northern Karamdja, Sudan. [c.1950]. Silver gelatin print. Stamped, numbered and titled on verso, excellent tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 295 by 210mm ( 11.5 by 8 inches).
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15. RODGER, George. Dinka Boys. 1948. Printed 1993. Silver gelatin print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 610 by 510mm. (24 by 20 inches).
ref: 77483

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16. RODGER, George. Dinka Girls. 1948. Printed 1993. Silver gelatin print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 610 by 510mm. (24 by 20 inches).
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17. RODGER, George. The Nubas of Kordofan, Southern Sudan. 1949, printed in 1975. Silver gelatin print. Stamped, numbered and titled on verso, signed by the photographer, excellent tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 295 by 200 mm ( 11.5 by 8 inches).

The keyhole entrance to a Nuba house in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). Doorways are shaped to allow admittance to people carrying loads of firewood on their heads.
ref: 76381

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18. RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. Nuba Dancers of Kau. [c.1975]. C-print, numbered in pencil “F 285126” on verso, good condition, silk mat paper, Kodak. Dimensions: 335 by 510mm. (13 by 20 inches). Leni Riefenstahl who in 1975 had spent sixteen weeks in a great heat among the Kau Nabu said: ‘It had been a time of almost unbearable difficulties and physical strain. Without the urge deeply rooted in me to chase after the unusual and beautiful those pictures would have never been made’.
ref: 78078

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19. HAEKEL, Georg. Masai Warriors, Kenya. [c.1900]. Silver gelatin print. Fair tonal range and in condition. Photographer’s stamp on verso. Dimensions: 165 by 115 mm ( 6.5 by 4.5 inches).
ref: 74969

£225

20. [Photographer unknown]. Kavirondo tribe, Kenya. [c.1905] Silver Gelatin Print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 130 by 130 mm. (5.5 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 62082

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21. COWIE, Mervyn. Masai girls, Kenya. [c.1960]. Gelatin Silver print, hand tinted. Good condition, photographer’s studio stamp on verso. Dimensions: 330 by 370mm. (11.5 by 14.5 inches). Meryvn Cowie was a wellknown wildlife conservationist and the founder and first director Kenya’s Royal National Parks.
ref: 76763

£650

22. COWIE, Mervyn. Masai tribesmen, Kenya. [c.1960]. Gelatin Silver print, hand tinted. Good condition, photographer’s studio stamp on verso. Dimensions: 370 by 330mm. (14.5 by 11.5 inches).
ref: 76764

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23. RICCIARDI, Mirella. Early morning wait at Lake Rudolf, Kenya. 1968. Silver gelatin print. Signed on verso, number 3/15 Dimensions: 510 by 610mm. (20 by 24 inches).
ref: 78538

£3,750

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24. RICCIARDI, Mirella. Laughing Turkana Girls on Sand Dunes, Kenya. 1968. Silver gelatin print. Signed on verso, number 1/15 Dimensions: 510 by 610mm. (20 by 24 inches).
ref: 78537

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25. RICCIARDI, Mirella. Masai Bride, Kenya. 1968. Silver gelatin print. Signed on verso, number 1/15 Dimensions: 510 by 610mm. (20 by 24 inches).
ref: 78540

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26. RICCIARDI, Mirella. Two Rendille, adjusting jewellery, Kenya. 1967. Platinum print. Signed on verso, number 3/8 Dimensions: 850 by 1002mm. (33.5 by 40.5 inches).
ref: 78693

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27. RICCIARDI, Mirella. Young Turkana Girl with Giant Tilapia, Kenya. 1968. Silver gelatin print. Signed on verso, number 2/15 Dimensions: 510 by 610mm. (20 by 24 inches).
ref: 78539

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28. RODGER, George. Wagogo Tribesman, Tanzania. 1948, printed circa 1975. Silver gelatin print. Stamped on verso, signed by the photographer, excellent tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 295 by 200 mm ( 11.5 by 8 inches). Boys from the Wagogo tribe in Tanzania wear special headdresses for the circumcision ceremony. George Rodger celebrated ritualistic and ceremonial lifestyle that was key to African tribes.
ref: 76302

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29. VINCENTI, C. Caravan of men carrying Ivory, East Africa. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s credit in negative. Dimensions: 205 by 150mm. (8 by 6 inches).
ref: 77687

£750

30. GOMES, A.C. Group portrait, Zanzibar. [c.1890]. Silver gelatin print. Photographer’s studio stamp on verso. Dimensions: 180 by 150mm. (7 by 6 inches).
ref: 78710

£250

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31. VINCENTI, C. Chief Kingo. Kingo - Mkubwa. [c.1898]. Two silver gelatin prints. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp in one of the images. Dimensions: 235 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches). African man with a fierce look and wearing a traditional, brocade-decorated joho
ref: 75964

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32. VINCENTI, C. Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. [c.1880]. Eight albumen prints, including a two-part panorama, fair tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original card, photographer’s blind stamp on some and title in negative. Dimensions: panorama 210 by 550mm. (8.5 by 21.5 inches) others 120 by 170mm. (5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 76766

£3,250

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33. VINCENTI, C. Group portrait, East Africa. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 225 by 165mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 75967

£1,500

34. VINCENTI, C. M’baruk B. Raschid. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 225 by 170mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 77693

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35. VINCENTI, C. M’suguma dancers, Tanzania. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 225 by 170mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 77695

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36. VINCENTI, C. Man from the Magwangwara tribe, Tanzania. Ongoni. mit.Tabaksdose. Magwangwara. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 230 by 170mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 77696

£1,250

37. VINCENTI, C. Man from the Magwangwara tribe, Tanzania. Ongoni. mit.Tabaksdose. Magwangwara. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 230 by 170mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 77697

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38. [VINCENTI, C]. Portrait study, East Africa. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s credit in negative. Dimensions: 205 by 150mm. (8 by 6 inches).
ref: 75966

£750

39. VINCENTI, C. Portrait study, East Africa. [c.1898]. Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 225 by 165mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 75968

£500

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40. VINCENTI, C. Rumaliza. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 178 by 232mm. (9 by 7 inches). Mohammed bin Hassan Rumaliza (Rumaliza in Swahili meaning ‘The one who utterly finishes’) was born around 1850. He was sultan of Ujiji, a city located on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania and one of the main local slave markets. Although he was regarded as an Arabic-Swahili, ethnically he was Arabic. He was very well known in the 1880s and 1890s for his violent and ruthless actions in conjunction with the conquest and exploration of Central African countries, particularly his involvement in the slave and ivory trades.
ref: 77689

£1,250

41. VINCENTI, C. Soliman bin Nasr. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 225 by 170mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 77694

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42. VINCENTI, C. Sultan Mai Chemba. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 225 by 170mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 77692

£750

43. VINCENTI, C. Two men, Tanzania. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 230 by 165mm. (9 by 6.5 inches.).
ref: 75969

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44. VINCENTI, C. Wali, Lindi, Tanzania. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 225 by 170mm. (9 by 6.5 inches). Lindi - coastal town in southeastern Tanzania
ref: 77691

£500

45. VINCENTI, C. Wali Mohamed bin Salim, Mikindani. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 230 by 180mm. (9 by 7 inches). Mikindani - coastal African town in south-eastern Tanzania
ref: 77690

£750

46. VINCENTI, C. Woman with large, ivory lip-plug. Weib. mit Oberlippen-Schmuck. I [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s blindstamp. Dimensions: 170 by 230mm. (7 by 9 inches).
ref: 77688

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47. ACEBES, Hector. Tanzania. 1953. Silver gelatin print. Signed on verso in pencil, edition #8/10, printed on Agfa fiber paper. Dimensions: 468 by 568mm. (18.5 by 22.5 inches).
ref: 78530

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48. ACEBES, Hector. Unidentified woman, Benin. 1953. Silver gelatin print. Signed on verso in pencil, Artists proof 1/3 Dimensions: 468 by 568mm. (18.5 by 22.5 inches). A superb portrait, and sold out in the original edition of 10.
ref: 78529

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49. [George Washington Wilson & Co. (attributed to)]. Woman in Moroccan dress, Tangiers. [c.1870] Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted to original page. Dimensions: 215 by 170mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 73308

£450

50. [George Washington Wilson & Co. (attributed to)]. Woman in Moroccan dress, Tangiers. [c.1870] Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted to original page. Dimensions: 215 by 170mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 73309

£450

51. [George Washington Wilson & Co. (attributed to)]. Woman in Moroccan dress, Tangiers. [c.1870] Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted to original page. Dimensions: 215 by 170mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 74224

£450

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52. GRAFF, Stephane. Aisoua knife dance, Meknes, Morocco. 2006. Toned silver gelatin silver print. Print number 2 of 20. Dimensions of image: 330 by 300mm. (13 by 12 inches).
ref: 78557

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53. GRAFF, Stephane. Harakat nude, Morocco. 2006. Platinum print. Print number 2 of 10. Dimensions of image: 495 by 285mm. (19.5 by 11.5 inches).
ref: 78558

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54. GRAFF, Stephane. Marrakech ramparts, Morocco. 2002. Toned silver gelatin silver print. Print number 2 of 20. Dimensions of image: 330 by 300mm. (13 by 12 inches).
ref: 78554

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55. GRAFF, Stephane. Seeham with dish, Taroudant, Morocco. 2006. Toned silver gelatin silver print. Print number 1 of 20. Dimensions of image: 345 by 290mm. (13.5 by 11.5 inches).
ref: 78559

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56. GRAFF, Stephane. Seeham with dish, Taroudant, Morocco. 2006. Toned silver gelatin silver print. Print number 1 of 20. Dimensions of image: 360 by290mm. (14 by 11.5 inches).
ref: 78560

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57. GRAFF, Stephane. Tribal gathering, Tan Tan, Western Sahara, Morocco. 2006. Toned silver gelatin silver print. Print number 1 of 20. Dimensions of image: 305 by 390mm. (12 by 15.5 inches).
ref: 78555

£1,500

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58. LEHNERT AND LANDROCK. North African nude. [c.1912]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Studio stamp and number in negative. Dimensions: 240 by 180 mm (9.5 by 7 inches).
ref: 74944

£650

59. LEHNERT AND LANDROCK North African nude. . [c.1912]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Studio stamp and number in negative. Dimensions: 230 by 170 mm (9 by 6.6 inches).
ref: 74945

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60. LEHNERT AND LANDROCK North African nude. [c.1912]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Studio stamp in negative. Dimensions: 165 by 215mm ( 6.5 by 8.5inches).
ref: 74946

£650

61. LEHNERT AND LANDROCK. North African nude. [c.1912]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s number in negative. Dimensions: 220 by 165mm. (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 76375

£650

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62. LEHNERT AND LANDROCK. North African nude. [c.1920]. Silver gelatin print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, photographer’s studio stamp in bottom left. Dimensions: 210 by 170mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 75761

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63. MOULIN, Felix Jacques-Antoine. African women, Algeria. [c.1856]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 220 by 165mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 76454

£1,500

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64. MOULIN, Felix Jacques-Antoine. Algerian Jewess. [c.1856]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 220 by 165mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 76452

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65. MOULIN, Felix Jacques-Antoine. Algerian school. [c.1856]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 165 by 220mm. (6.5 by 8.5 inches).
ref: 76451

£1,250

66. MOULIN, Felix Jacques-Antoine. Dervishes, Algeria. [c.1856]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 165 by 220mm. ( 6.5 by 8.5 inches).
ref: 76450

£1,250

67. MOULIN, Felix Jacques-Antoine. Harem, Algeria. [c.1856]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 220 by 165mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 76455

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68. MOULIN, Felix Jacques-Antoine. Oulid Nail women, Algeria.. [c.1856]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in very good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 220 by 165mm. (8.5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 76453

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69. [Photographer unknown]. North African nude. [c.1870]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s number in negative. Dimensions: 180 by 245mm. (7 by 10 inches).
ref: 76376

£1,250

70. [Photographer unknown]. Women of Algiers. [c.1880] Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original mount, title in manuscript on label attached to mount. Dimensions: 250 by 190mm. (10 by 7.5 inches).
ref: 64124

£275

71. [Photographer unknown]. North African nude. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in excellent condition. Dimensions: 240 by 180mm. (9.5 by 7 inches).
ref: 74894

£750

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72. SEBAH, P[ascal]. Egyptian woman. Type de Jeune Femme Arabe. [c.1870] Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in fine condition, photographers credit, title and number in negative. Dimensions: 305 by 206mm. (14 by 10 inches).
ref: 65422

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73. HART, Ludovic, Woolfgang. Veiled woman, Cairo, Egypt. Bourgeoise du Caire musulmane. A. Varrocquier & Cie., 57 Rue de Seine, Paris [c.1865]. Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original card, publishers imprint below image and title pasted on the back. Numbered 26 on the back. Part of the series ‘Galerie Universelle des Peuples’. Dimensions: 115 by 180mm. (4.5 by 7 inches).
ref: 66319

£375

74. [Photographer unknown]. Nachago Sultan and his six wives. [c.1890]. Silver gelatin print. Title in manuscript. Dimensions: 170 by 130mm. (7 by 9 inches).
ref: 75631

£275

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75. [Photographer unknown]. African hairstyle. [c.1950]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonasl range and in good condition, photographer’s title in German manuscript. Dimensions: 140 by 90mm. (5.5 by 3.5 inches).
ref: 78753

£475

76. ALLEGRET, Marc. Mondang women, Cameroon. [c.1927]. Silver gelatin print. Dimensions: 230 by 160 mm (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 78736

£625

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77. ALLEGRET, Marc. Mondang women, Cameroon. [c.1927]. Silver gelatin print. Dimensions: 230 by 160 mm (9 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 78737

£425

78. [Photographer unknown]. Banso woman, Cameroon. [c.1950]. Silver gelatin print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Photographer’s stamp on verso (illegible). Dimensions: 155 by 205 mm ( 6 by 8 inches).
ref: 75627

£725

79. ALLEGRET, Mark. Musgum children, Cameroon. [c.1927]. Silver gelatin print. Dimensions: 210 by 130 mm (8.5 by 5 inches). The Musgum or Moupoui are an ethnic group in Cameroon and Chad.
ref: 76244

£625

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80. BERNATZIK, Hugo. A Bidyogo king’s boat, Bubaque island. [c.1930]. Silver gelatin print. Printed title, description and photographer’s copyright stamp on verso. Dimensions: 140 by 190mm. (5.5 by 7.5 inches). At the funeral of a king or other royalty, the boat was filled with flowers and gifts to their ancestors and floated out to sea. Such boats were banned by the Portuguese to stop the local people from escaping. Hugo Adolf Bernatzik (1897 – 1953) was well known as an ethnographer and photographer. During his travels he became fascinated with the people he encountered. This fascination materialized into

powerful and compelling photographic images which both document the environment of these people and capture the beauty of a traditional Africa. Throughout his life Bernatzik also undertook research in a variety of African countries, such as Guinea-Bissau, at the time known as Portuguese Guinea, and countries beyond Africa, including Southeast Asia. His photographs convey his extraordinary talent for capturing the traditions and customs of the Africans. He caught a tropical disease on his last trip to Morocco and died in1953 at the age of fifty-six. During the Second World War most of his work and equipment was destroyed in a fire in Austria and only one almost complete set has survived.
ref: 78690

£3,500

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81. BERNATZIK, Hugo. Bidyogo women in initiation dance, Etikoka. [c.1930]. Silver gelatin print. Printed title, description and photographer’s copyright stamp on verso. Dimensions: 140 by 185mm. (5.5 by 7 inches).
ref: 78688

£3,850

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82. BERNATZIK, Hugo. Ceremonial dancer, Pepel, Sierra Leone. [c.1930]. Silver gelatin print. Printed title, description and photographer’s copyright stamp on verso. Dimensions: 180 by 130mm. (7 by 5 inches). The dancer balances a model of the traditional funeral boat on her head in celebration of the afterlife.
ref: 78687

£3,500

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83. BERNATZIK, Hugo. Wrestling girls, Southern Abayot, Guinea-Bissau [c.1930]. Silver gelatin print. Printed title, description and photographer’s copyright stamp on verso. Dimensions: 120 by 190mm. (5 by 7.5 inches).
ref: 78686

£3,500

84. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. A Tyivokwe mask. The Tyikusa god is linked to circumcision ceremonies. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches). This is a collection of photographs from the Second Mission Scientific en Angola. The Musee d’Ethnographie de Neuchatel are the keeper of the collection from the expedition, however apparently in their archive they have none of the photographs similar in size or quality to the ones shown here.
ref: 77745

£750

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85. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young ‘vongolo’ girl in marriage initiation ceremony. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches). The ceremony was performed by order of the queen, at whose home the girls reside for one year before the marriage initiation. For certain ceremonies the girls decorated their face and body with white earth.
ref: 78742

£750

86. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman from the Tyimba tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 78743

£750

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87. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. African sorcery. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches). This scene is set near Mupa, at the home of the Evale people. The head sorcerer of the tribe, wearing the mane of a zebra, is examining candidates in sorcery.
ref: 78744

£550

88. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young girl from the Tyipungu tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 78745

£750

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89. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young girl from the Nyemba tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 78746

£750

90. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Children from the Humbe tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77740

£750

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91. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Man wearing a mask. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77730

£750

92. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Woman from the Caluquembe tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77741

£750

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93. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young man from the Humbe tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77737

£750

94. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77747

£750

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95. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman carrying water. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77728

£750

96. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman from the Humbe tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77736

£750

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97. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman from the Humbe tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77738

£750

98. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman from the Humbe tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77739

£750

99. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman from the royal residence of Nyemba. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77746

£750

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100. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young woman from the Humbe tribe. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77744

£1,250

101. DELACHAUX ,Theodore and THIEBAUD, Charles. E. Young women from the Cuanyama with their fishing nets. [c.1932]. Silver gelatin print, Very good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on card. Dimensions: 230 by 175mm. (9 by 7 inches).
ref: 77748

£1,250

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102. KEITA, Seydou. Untitled (Young Couple). [c.1956, printed 1998]. Gelatin silver print. Very good condition, signed and dated in ink in the margin. Dimensions: 520 by 375mm. (20.5 by 15 inches). When Keita was first shown in New York at the Gagosian Gallery in 1997 the show created quite a stir. Margarett Loke, writing in The New York Times, described Seydou Keïta as “the man who brought renewed vitality to the art of photographic portraiture.” The photos on the wall of the Gagosian were very large later prints (48 by 60 inches) from the negatives taken in Africa during the 1950’s. Since he was introduced to the contemporary photography market his name has become synonymous with modern African photography, making its way into collections all over the world. His portraits are captivating and very

modern. Before the Gagosian show he was shown in Paris at the Cartier Foundation and the Scalo Gallery in Zurich in 1997 both of which showed images reproduced to 20 by 24 inches (original size being 5 by 7 inches). In 1948 he set up a commercial studio in downtown Bamako. He was poor, so he made prints using a 5-by-7inch view camera, by placing the negative directly against the photographic paper, used his bed sheet as a backdrop, and photographed outdoors using available light. Despite these basic technical obstacles, he revealed his subjects as they had not been seen before: wearing Western suits and bow ties, sitting on motorbikes or holding radios. Furthermore, it was a mixture of Western dress and African poses, African dress and Western poses which gave these portraits such an edge of originality.
ref: 78160

£8,500

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103. PENN, Irving. Five Dahomey Girls, One Standing. [1967]. Printed before 1974. Gelatin silver print, signed, initialled, dated, numbered 4413 in ink, Penn/Conde Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on reverse of mount, silver prints of this negative not exceeding 23 on verso. Dimensions: paper size 350 by 350mm. (13½ x 13½ inches.). These particular girls belong to the Tofino and Aizo tribes of the Dahomey. Their ancestors, the Fon women, the Amazons of the Kingdom of Dahomey, carried arms and were the Kings guard. The way they wrap their turbans gives a clue to their status whether brides or girls in search of a husband.

Dahomey was the name of a country in west Africa now called the Republic of Benin. The Kingdom of Dahomey was a powerful west African state founded in the seventeenth century which survived until 1894. From 1894 until 1960 Dahomey was a part of French West Africa. The independent Republic of Dahomey existed from 1960-1975. In 1975, the country was re-named Benin after the Bight of Benin (not the unrelated historical Kingdom of Benin) since “Benin”, unlike “Dahomey”, was deemed politically neutral for all ethnic groups in the state.
ref: 77549

£19,500

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104. [Photographer unknown]. African chief with harem. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 135 by 205 (5.3 by 8 inches).
ref: 74962

£425

105. [Photographer unknown]. Nigerian women. [c.1950]. Silver gelatin print, excellent tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 75 by 75 mm ( 3 by 3 inches).
ref: 75583

£175

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106. [Photographer unknown]. Yoruba chief accompanied by two men. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 195 by 135 mm (7.8 by 5.5inches).
ref: 74956

£225

107. [Photographer unknown]. Fulani Girls, Nigeria. [c.1950]. Silver gelatin print, good tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 140 by 90 mm ( 5.5 by 3.5 inches).
ref: 75584

£175

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108. SIDIBE, Malick. ‘C’est pas ma faute’. 1968. Silver gelatin print. Signed in manuscript, titled and dated 2007. A unique print in this size. Dimensions: 500 by 600mm. (19.5 by 23.5 inches).
ref: 78527

£2,750

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109. SIDIBE, Malick. ‘Yokoro’. 1968. Silver gelatin print. Signed in manuscript, titled and dated 2007. Dimensions: 500 by 600mm. (19.5 by 23.5 inches). Malick Sidibé’s photographs are comprised mainly of studio portraits and photo coverage of life in Mali. His work on the streets of Bamako signals an important moment in the evolution of photography in West Africa in the 1960s and ‘70s. Moving away from the ingrained, Western image of a devastated Africa, Sidibé aimed to capture the verve and frenzy of Malian culture. His studio photography is quirky, yet glamorous using unusual backdrops and patterned fabrics which are emblematic of his studio compositions.
ref: 78528

£4,250

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110. VERGER, Pierre. Priests of Obatala, Ife, Nigeria. 1949/1992 Silver gelatin print. Signed and dated on verso. Edition 2/4. Dimensions: 270 by 265mm. (10.5 by 10.5 inches).
ref: 78804

£2,750

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111. VERGER, Pierre. Iliara, Nigeria. 1936/1992 Silver gelatin print. Signed and dated on verso. Edition 2/3. Dimensions: 270 by 265mm. (10.5 by 10.5 inches).
ref: 78805

£3,750

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112. VERGER, Pierre. Somba warrior, Benin. 1952/1992 Silver gelatin print. Signed and dated on verso. Edition 1/4. Dimensions: 270 by 265mm. (10.5 by 10.5 inches).
ref: 78806

£3,750

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113. VERGER, Pierre. Pottery, Abomey, Benin. 1946/1992 Silver gelatin print. Signed and dated on verso. Edition 2/2. Dimensions: 270 by 265mm. (10.5 by 10.5 inches).
ref: 78809

£2,750

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114. VERGER, Pierre. Sakpata, master of the earth (Ayinon), danse, Abomy, Benin. 1949/1992 Silver gelatin print. Signed and dated on verso. Edition 1/2. Dimensions: 270 by 265mm. (10.5 by 10.5 inches).
ref: 78810

£3,750

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115. SCHNECK, Antoine. Mariam Bande, Mahadagha, Burkina Faso, West Africa. 2008. Pigment print on diasec print. Signed and dated by the photographer, edition 7/25. Dimensions: 400 by 300mm. (16 by 11.5 inches). This photograph is one of a series of editioned portraits studies by Antoine Schneck. They have been printed in this smaller size of 400 by 300mm. and the larger 1060 by 800mm. While taking the picture, the model does not see the photographer or the camera and he or she is isolated from all environmental elements that could evoke an atmosphere. With both photographer and subject housed under a translucent tent, the model is sheathed in a black cowl with a simple black sheet for a background. The camera lens peeks through a hole in the sheet and light from the flashes is uniformly distributed on the model. In this way, only the face of the model is highlighted.
ref: 78828

£1,250

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116. BARNETT and Co. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s number in negative. Dimensions: 195 by 135mm. (8 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 74225

£450

117. BARNETT and Co. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and fair condition. Pasted on card. Title in negative. Dimensions: 200 by 140mm (8 by 5.5inches).
ref: 74964

£450

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118. [BUCHTA, R[ichard] (attributed to)]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Good tonal range and in fair condition, pasted on original card. Dimensions: 195 by 140mm. (8 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 71204

£325

119. [BUCHTA, R[ichard] (attributed to)]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in fair condition, pasted on original card. Dimensions: 195 by 140mm. (8 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 71206

£225

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120. [BUCHTA, R[ichard] (attributed to)]. Azande Tribeswoman. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Fair range and in fair condition, pasted on original card. Dimensions: 195 by 140mm. (8 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 71207

£225

121. CANEY, Benjamin William. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in fair condition, photographer’s number in negative. Dimensions: 155 by 205mm. (6 by 8 inches).
ref: 76314

£1,250

122. [CANEY (attributed to)]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Good rich tones and in good condition. Slight sunning around the edges. Dimensions: 130 by 190mm. (5.5 by 7.5 inches).
ref: 60275

£175

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123. [CANEY, Benjamin William (attributed to)]. Zulus. [c.1870]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 140 by 95mm. (5.5 by 3.75 inches).
ref: 61887

£175

124. CANEY, Benjamin William. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 190 by 140mm (7.5 by 5.5 inches)
ref: 74898

£850

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125. CANEY, Benjamin William. Zulus. [c.1885]. Albumen print. Good tonal range and in excellent condition. Mounted on card. Dimensions: 200 by 150 mm ( 8 by 6 inches).
ref: 75185

£750

126. EPSTEIN, Sallo. Zulus. [c.1903] Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and fair condition. Copyright stamp on verso. Dimensions: 160 by 210 mm (6.5 by 8 inches).
ref: 74947

£525

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127. EVANS, F.W. Zulus. [c.1880]. Cabinet card. Fair tonal range and in good condition. From the series ‘Farini’s Friendly Zulus’. Dimensions: 140 by 100mm. (5.5 by 4 inches).
ref: 74228

£625

128 HAYNES, E. Zulus. [c.1950]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Press and archive stamp on verso. Dimensions: 200 by 150 mm (8 by 6 inches).
ref: 74966

£195

129. MIDDLEBROOK, J.E. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s credit, title and number in negative. Dimensions: 180 by 130mm. (7.5 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 76771

£250

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130. [Photographer unknown]. Warrior, Sehuli. [c.1885]. Two albumen prints. Fair tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original card. Dimensions: 145 by 90mm. (6 by 4 inches) each.
ref: 71214

£175

131. [Photographer unknown]. Zulu. [c.1880]. Cabinet card. Fair tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 160 by 105mm. (6.5 by 4.5 inches).
ref: 75630

£175

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132. [Photographer unknown]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 200 by 150mm. (8 by 6 inches).
ref: 74227

£325

133. [Photographer unknown]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original mount. Dimensions: 140 by 200mm. (5.5 by 8 inches).

ref: 64125

£150

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134. [Photographer unknown]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Large albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s number in negative. Dimensions: 280 by 235mm. (11 by 9.5 inches).
ref: 74226

£2,250

135. [Photographer unknown]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Two albumen prints. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original mount, photographers title and number in negative. Further later title in manuscript on mount. Dimensions: 155 by 200mm. (6 by 8 inches). and 200 by 160mm. (8 by 6 inches).
ref: 63526

£625

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136. [Photographer unknown]. Slaves with soldier, South Africa. [c.1880] Albumen print, pasted on card, good condition and with good tonal range. Dimensions: 220 by 140mm (8.5 by 4.5 inches).
ref: 63509

£475

137. BARNETT & Co. Magato girls, Johanesburg, South Africa. [c.1898]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer’s title and credit in negative. Dimensions: 205 by 150mm. (8 by 6 inches).
ref: 75965

£575

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138. [Photographer unknown]. Zulus. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 130 by 95mm. (5 by 3.5 inches).
ref: 75501

£525

139. [Photographer unknown]. Basotho women, South Africa. [c.1900]. Silver gelatin print pasted on card. Ink title in margin, good tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 150 by 105 mm (6 by 4 inches).
ref: 75585

£275

140. [Photographer unknown]. Fingo women, South Africa. [c.1880]. Cabinet card. Title in manuscript, fair tonal range and good condition. Dimensions: 165 by 110mm (6.5 by 4.3 inches).
ref: 75578

£375

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141. [Photographer unknown]. Bechuanaland. [c.1890]. Twenty-seven albumen prints, all with very good tonal range and in good condition, eleven of the prints have been slightly cropped into the original photo, printed titles. Dimensions: 145 by 200mm. (6 by 8 inches). Bechuanaland was a protectorate established on March 31, 1885, by the United Kingdom in southern Africa. It became the Republic of Botswana on 30 September 1966. This group of photographs show interesting portraits of Chief Kama III with his wife

and surrounding area.To counter threats from neighboring Africans and from the Boers (Afrikaners) of S Africa, chief Khama and other chiefs arranged (1885) for Great Britain to make Bechuanaland a protectorate. Despite the opposition of many British imperialists wishing to undermine the chief’s authority, this status was confirmed when Khama III made a journey to England in 1895. Khama III’s firm leadership eliminated much of the internal dissension that had divided his people. Other views show the fort of Matlaputla, and fort Victoria.
ref: 77548

£3,500

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142. [Photographer unknown]. Group of African portraits. [c.1900]. Silver gelatin prints. Five rare studio portraits, all in good condition with rich tonal range. Dimensions: 115 by 90mm. (4.5 by 3.5 inches).
ref: 75586

£1,750

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143. [Photographer unknown]. Group portrait. [c.1880]. Silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 170 by 220mm. (6.5 by 8.5 inches).
ref: 74229

£475

144. [Photographer unknown]. Reclining woman. [c.1880]. Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Numbered in negative. Dimensions: 95 by 140 mm (4 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 74970

£125

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145. [Photographer unknown]. Zanzibar, Tanzania. [c.1890]. Fourteen albumen prints. Fair tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original board, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 220 by 280mm. (8.5 by 11 inches). Views include street scenes from the old ‘stone

quarter’, the bazaar, the port and sultan’s palace viewed from the water, house of wonders and portraits of the Sultan, possibly ‘Sayyid Barghash bin Said Al-Busaid’ second Sultan of Zanzibar and others, possibly members of the Sultans immediate family.,
ref: 76767

£3,750

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146. [Photographer unknown]. Views of Tangier, Morocco. [c.1875]. Ten albumen prints. Good to fair tonal range, pasted on original card, titles in manuscript in French. Dimensions: 195 by 245mm. (8 by 9.5 inches). Views include the town gates, market, views of Hotel ‘Villa de France’ and from this building towards the sea.
ref: 76768

£2,000

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147. [Photographer unknown]. Views of Morocco. [c.1920]. Small oblong 4to, 155 by 380mm. Sixty-four silver gelatin prints 90 by 300mm., all with good tonal range and in good condition, titles in manuscript in French, contemporary half calf. A rare panoramic collection. A picturesque tour of Marocco, starting with the entrance to the port of Tangier and various views of the town and surrounding area. The views then follow the route to Fez and the towns of Tetouan and Casablanca showing various topographical scenes of markets, interiors and town views. This panoramic format from Marocco is rare to find.
ref: 77545

£4,500

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148. Maison Garrigues and Neurdein brothers. Algeria. [c.1880]. Sixty albumen prints. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on card, titles in manuscript, 205 by 270mm. (two panoramas 185 by 470mm.) loose, stored in archival box. Mostly topographical views, with some city views from Algiers, Biskra, Constantine and Tunis. The ancient site of Carthage is shown as is various Mosques including Kairouan and views of the Sahara desert. Portraits of nomads and travelling caravans are also part of this collection.
ref: 72703

£3,500

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149. [Photographer unknown]. Togolese Republic, West Africa. [c.1910]. Oblong Folio (210 by 270mm.), twenty-five silver gelatin prints, each approximately (130 by 170mm.), green clothe boards. In an 1884 treaty signed at Togoville, Germany declared a protectorate over a stretch of territory along the coast and gradually extended its control inland. This became the German colony Togoland in 1905. After the German defeat during World War I in August 1914 at the hands of British troops (coming from the Gold Coast) and the French troops (coming from Dahomey), Togoland became two League of Nations mandates, administered by the United Kingdom and France.
ref: 78755

£2,750

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150. MOREAU Brothers. Mali and Guinee. [c.1895]. Oblong 4to (255 by 370mm.). Two volumes, ninetyseven albumen prints, 120 by 160mm., fair to good tonal range and in good condition, numbered index with titles in manuscript in French and corresponding numers against photographs, contemporary half-calf over green boards. These albums are dedicated to General Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes, the colonial head of Mali from 6 September 1880 until 3 September 1883, with a hand written inscription in French in ink on the inside cover of both albums. An interesting set of albums showing architectural details of towns in Mali and Guinee. Mainly topographical, however there are some portrait studies. Towns shown and listed in index are Segou, Koniakary, Moro, Diena, Kayes and a number of unidentified locations in Western Africa.
ref: 76359

£5,500

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151. [Photographer unknown]. Angola Albums. [c.1905]. 4to. Early twentieth century black morocco, rebacked and recornered, scuffed and rubbed. One hundred and fifty two gelatin silver prints and carbon prints ranging in size from 110 by 155mm. through to 180 by 250mm. Titles in manuscript. Two albums. The Banguella railway and the various locations along its route are captured in the first album. Notable images of the natives of Kimamba and Kutata and scenic sections of the rail route. The second album covers the River Kuanja area with topographical scenes and a number of portrait studies. Both albums together form an interesting and rare early survey study of Angola.
ref: 62486

£2,750

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152. [Photographer unknown]. Central Africa. [c.1905]. Thirty- two photographs pasted on original mounts, some with captions on verso in German manuscript, photographs all roughly 102 by 107mm. A large group of portrait and topographical images from central and western Africa.
ref: 65186

£950

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153. [Photographer unknown] Ethiopia and Eritrea. [c.1930] Oblong 4to. (240 by 320 mm). Album bound with red morocco boards, upper cover gilt with title and stylised pictorial engraving. sixty seven pages with two-hundred and sixty five silver-gelatin mounted photographs and six loose photographs (ranging from 160 by 120mm to 120 by 460mm). Titled in English and Itlian in manuscript. Very good tonal range and mostly in excellent condition; boards somewhat rubbed and repaired with linen tape, corners bumped. A remarkable album of sociological and historical importance It contains over 90 portraits, 75 views of lanscape and architecture including ten panoramas. Views include Asmara, Gondar, Dehat, Lake Tana, Axumiti, The Ghinda Valley, Adi Ugri and Agondat. Also included are a number of mosques and castles, and mural paintings.
ref: 74910

£2750

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154. [Photographer unknown]. Sudan. [c.1912]. Oblong small folio (230 by 290mm.) Thirty-nine mounted gelatin silver print photos, images mostly approximately 90 by 110mm., pasted back to back on album leaves throughout, contemporary cloth, frayed. An inscription in the front indicates that this may have been compiled by E. D. Bally, Major, 2nd Light Infantry. Most images depicting native people, many posed portraits of groups of women and some of men, a few river scenes and background images of dwellings, largely uncaptioned, though one noting the tallest girl the photographer had seen, another of the oldest woman in the tribe, one on the front pastedown captioned ‘Colours of the “Ninth”, Wau, Bahr al Ghazal, 1912.
ref: 77485

£3,200

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155. [Photographer unknown]. Somalia. [c.1930]. Oblong 4to. (370 by 220mm). One-hundred and twentyseven postcards, 85 by 140mm. Green silk cloth, striking metal art nouveau pattern. An interesting collection of photographs from an Italian missionary working in Somalia. Fascist Italy, under Benito Mussolini attacked Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), with an aim to colonize it, in 1935. The invasion was condemned by the League of Nations, but little was done to stop it or to liberate occupied Ethiopia. Following the war the United Nations gave Somalia as a protectorate to Italy in 1949. The Ogaden province of Somalia was given to the re-established Ethiopian government by the British Empire, which kept British Somaliland under its protection/ rule. The French also kept Djibouti under colonial administration, until eventual independence in 1977. Italian Somaliland gained its independence from Italy on 1 July 1960.
ref: 77631

£1,250

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156. HARRIS, R. South Africa. Cape Town. [c.1884]. Folio, maroon, diced calf, gilt, lettered in guilt. One hundred and eight albumen prints ranging from 140 by 210mm. through to 265 by 340mm. Good tonal range and in fair condition, some foxing on mounts and occasional spotting on prints. A good album showing topographical and city views of Cape Town, Port Elizebeth, Kimberley and a number of other mining locations including De Beers. There are good group portraits of Zulu Warriors and other portraits of miners.
ref: 62484

£3,250

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157. CANEY, B W. South Africa. [c.1885]. Oblong 4to, 230 by 280mm ( 9 by 11 inches); Thirty eight albumen prints, pasted on album page, overall good condition and good tonal range, many signed and titled in negative, others titled in manuscript, some foxing to edges of album pages, contemporary diced calf, gilt border and brass monogram to centre of upperboard, marbled endpapers. Dimensions: 140 by 200mm (5.5 by 8 inches). Views of Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg as well as rural scenes, twelve portraits, and a panorama. of Cape Town.
ref: 76126

£4,750

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158. [Photographer unknown]. South Africa. [c.1880]. Folio (370 by 290mm.). An album containing views and native studies around Durban and Natal, seventy-four albumen prints (160 by 200mm.), mounted, captioned below in ink, contemporary morocco, rubbed. Includes: Equefa Sugar Mills, Hot Sulphur Springs at Komati (Transvaal), Off to the Gold Fields, Bartberton, Ladysmith, Kraal and Natives ‘up country’ (Natal), Tugela Railway Bridge, Umgeni Railway Bridge, Christian Zulu Girls, Zulu Kraal on the Drakensberg, Best Natal Wagon (made by J. Merryweather and Sons), Cape Town, Table Mountain, Zulu Girls and Bananas, Pietermaritzburg, Curing (tanning) a goat’s skin, making fire, vessel stranded on Back Beach (Durban).
ref: 74079

£3,750

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